Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson

Chief of Staff and Head of People and Workforce Development

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Jon Simpson joined Lancashire Police in 2005 and was posted to a response team in Morecambe. Whilst in Lancashire Police he also served as a neighbourhood officer in Lancaster and worked in the divisional management support office where he was seconded to a national operation researching demand management with the Home Office.

In 2009 he transferred to the Metropolitan Police and worked as a sergeant in Islington Borough. He performed a number of roles including response team sergeant, robbery car sergeant and also custody sergeant plus was seconded to the Metropolitan Police Professionalism team for 3 months.

In 2012 he was promoted to Inspector and moved to City of Westminster Borough. He managed a custody team, being responsible for overseeing 60 cells across 2 central sites as well as a number of sergeants and detention officers. He then joined one of the response teams and was responsible for managing the response to emergency calls and critical incidents across the borough.

In 2014 he was promoted to Chief Inspector and took up the partnership portfolio on Waltham Forest. He also covered the portfolios of emergency response, neighbourhood policing, and proactive policing during his time there.

In 2016 Jon moved to the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command, taking up the role of leading the teams at Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St. James’s Palace and Balmoral.

In 2018 Jon was promoted to Superintendent and moved to the Transformation Portfolio before then taking the role of senior staff officer to Commissioner Cressida Dick where he worked for over 2 years. He then joined the Public Order Command leading on Emergency preparedness and Business Continuity. Jon was a member of the MPS Public Order Cadre taking command roles for a variety of events, protests and incidents across the MPS including being a senior member of the command team for Operation London Bridge, Notting Hill Carnival and New Year’s Eve.

In 2023 Jon moved on promotion to Hertfordshire Constabulary taking up the Chief of Staff and Head of People and Workforce Development role.

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